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Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:52am

The Norwegian domestic security agency says a Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy for planning terror has been detained on an Italian arrest warrant.

Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:28am

Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area.

North Korea floats idea of lifting weapons test moratorium

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:04am

North Korea says it is rethinking whether to abide by its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests and other steps aimed at improving ties with the U.S.

Iran state TV: 18 people die, 14 injured in road accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:02am

Iran's state TV says 18 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate road accidents in the country.

The Latest: Von der Leyen ready for further Brexit extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:59am

The Latest on the EU parliament vote on Commission President (all times local):

Building collapses in India; 2 dead, several feared trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:28am

A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least two people, an official said. Rescuers were looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble.

Top Iran diplomat says talks on ballistic missiles possible

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:19am

Iran's foreign minister has suggested for the first time that the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program could be up for negotiations with the U.S., a possible opening for talks as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal.

UN refugee agency 'deeply concerned' about US asylum curbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:41am

The U.N. refugee agency says it's "deeply concerned" about new U.S. restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk.

Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:43pm

A local radio station in eastern Afghanistan was forced to shut down after repeated threats from the area's Taliban commander, the head of the station said on Tuesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump says the widespread condemnation of his remarks about four liberal congresswomen of color doesn't concern him because, as he puts it, "many people agree with me." Trump had said Sunday that the women, all citizens and only one foreign-born, can go back to their "broken and crime-infested countries." Trump sounded defiant Monday at the White House and said the women should get out of the U.S. "right now." House Democrats are planning a vote to strongly condemn his remarks.

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Michael Weissenstein and Joel Colon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:03pm

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:01pm

An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person.

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:17pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution that asked the U.N.'s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown.

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Michael Weissenstein and Joel Colon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:07pm

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

Brazilian VP backs Bolsonaro's son as US ambassador

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:04pm

Brazil's vice president said Monday he didn't see "any problems" with President Jair Bolsonaro's possible nomination of his son as ambassador to the United States, rebutting accusations that nepotism had tainted the appointment process for a coveted diplomatic posting.

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:53pm

A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control.

France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talks

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:11pm

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to help jumpstart stalled negotiations to resolve Serbia's independence dispute with former province Kosovo so a lasting solution can be found for the decades-long Balkan crisis.

Moscow rally aims to get opposition candidates on the ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:49am

About 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital.

UK leadership contenders criticize Trump's lawmaker tweets

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:01am

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's berating of four female lawmakers of color but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist.